Yesterday was the hottest in three years in Chicago, so I decided to cap it off by joining a sold-out crowd for We Were Promised Jetpacks at the hottest venue in the city (they get great bands AND it’s an oven in there). The Glaswegian rockers felt the heat as well. Frontman Adam Thompson commented at one point “Thanks for staying. It’s hot enough if … Continue reading We Were Promised Jetpacks at Subterannean 7/28/2015
Back in March I saw We Were Promised Jetpacks for the third time. I’m always impressed when I catch their live show, but I was doubly impressed with some of the new stuff they were playing. There was a joy to it that you don’t find in their first two records. The beats were very nearly danceable, and I was immediately excited for what was to come on their next record. That release comes out this week, and it does not disappoint.
There’s still a lot of dark brooding all over Unravelling, but it isn’t as straightforward as In The Pit Of The Stomach or These Four Walls. As much as I love those records (so dear to me, honestly), they are a bit redundant. The new album blasts off into directions you probably never thought We Were Promised Jetpacks would ever attempt to go, and they succeed at every turn. This is their finest album and it isn’t close. Continue reading “We Were Promised Jetpacks-Unravelling”